Whether you're brand new to the Triangle or you've been here for ages, there are certain things around town that you just shouldn't miss. We've rounded up a list of 30 fall must-do experiences to give you a taste of all the Triangle has to offer in just 30 days. What are you waiting for? Get out there and start exploring!
Fall is the perfect time to warm your belly with the famous chicken and waffles at Beasley's. Don't be ashamed if you eat the whole thing.
Soccer—one of the most popular sports in the Triangle! Get your own local fix of the worldwide craze with the North Carolina FC at Wake Med Soccer Park.
Falls Lake is a nature lovers dream located in North Raleigh. There are five swim beaches in the recreation area as well as boating ramps, picnic shelters, camp sites, mountain biking trails and more!
Minutes from Durham and Chapel Hill, the Eno River State Park offers secluded wilderness trails with the serenity and sounds of the river. Before it gets cold, take a break from civilization and march into the wild.
Tucked away behind the RDU airport is a beautiful park where you can spend hours getting lost in nature. Explore over five-thousand and a half acres via the extensive network of hiking and multi-use trails.
This gem in downtown Raleigh has been cookin' up Carolina-style BBQ since 1938. Pull up a chair for a classic, no-frills meal. Cash only!
September's chilly weather kicks off oyster season and 42nd Street, a casual raw bar and seafood restaurant has a long history of serving up the best in town. Originally a grocery selling oysters and draft beer, it now offers a delectable menu and live music.
Durham's Pit offers delicious whole hog BBQ with a view—grab a seat and grub out on the patio before it gets chilly!
Get ready to have your concept of sushi rocked. Not only is everything at Rockin' Rolls Sushi Express all-you-can-eat, but it's all delivered to you via rotating conveyor belt.
Savor local flavor, celebrate the seasons and support local farmers at the Durham Farmers' Market. Join the locavore revolution!
One of the best performing arts venues anywhere, DPAC is the Triangle’s award-winning home of superstar entertainment!
Go on a haunted tour of Downtown Durham and combine it with a pub crawl—sip, get spooked and have fun.
Enjoy live entertainment, view arts and crafts, and chow down at over 40 food trucks! Come hungry to Durham Central Park's Food Truck Extravaganza, you'll surely leave happy!
Handcrafted hard cider—is there really any drink that goes better with a crisp fall day (or any day)? Bull City Cidery is taking fermented apples to the next level. Beer, ya better watch out.
Apex's very first brewery offers a delicious selection of craft brews—four evergreens and rotating seasonals.
Explore Durham's beautiful murals on two wheels! Preservation Durham hosts monthly bike rides through town while visiting unique works of street art.
Durham, along with six other cities, was lucky enough to be picked to be part of the world's largest photo exhibition series. Cheer on local photographers at this massive traveling installation.
Come watch the Hurricanes blow away their opponents, where icing means more than just a cupcake topping.
Nature is calling! Bring friends, fam or your dog along for a free, guided hike along the West Loop of Lake Johnson Park. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife, rare plants and of course, amazing views!
The East Meets West Festival celebrates Morrisville, Wake County's most diverse community, with a day of food, culture, and music from around the world.
Head over to Koka Booth on October 6-7 for an authentic Bavarian experience featuring plenty of brews, fare, live music and more.
Eat something deep fried and ride the ferris wheel! The NC State Fair is bringing hometown lovin' to Raleigh.
Every fall thousands of people descend on the Durham Bulls Athletic Park to taste over 200 beers with food pairings from local chefs, live music, and plenty of people-watching.
Get your liederhosen ready because BCCB is shutting down Parrish St. for a thoroughly Durham Octoberfest celebration complete with burgers, live music, street dancin' and, you guessed it, beer!
The International Festival brings over 60 nations from around the world to the Convention Center for a weekend of entertainment, exploration, inspiration and, of course, some eating and drinking.
It's about to get hot! Abundance NC's annual Pepper Festival returns to Chapel Hill for an afternoon of pepper-everything, from snacks to brews to eco-fashion and more.
Pack up a picnic and join fellow bluegrass music lovers on the Crescent Deck at Cary's Booth Amphitheatre for a fun mid-week outdoor concert with friends. Pups are welcome as well!
Wide Open Bluegrass brings some of the greatest bluegrass in the world onto stages in downtown Raleigh. Catch the madness and the artists shaping bluegrass history on September 30 and October 1.
Head to NCMA for a FREE daylong celebration of African art, nature and culture. The NCMA park will come alive with music, dance, drum-making workshops, food, African cultural activities and more!
Don't be sad when summer is over because Honeygirl is opening for Fall Fridays! Spend Friday evenings unwinding with a glass of mead and some fun activities like tastings, pop-up markets and movies.